ERIC Number: ED233625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Religious Programs.
Jones, George W.; And Others
Standards and interpretive guidelines for religious programs at colleges and universities are presented. Religious programs assist students to achieve religious development through: (1) the articulation of a personal philosophy of life; (2) acquisition of skills and knowledge needed to address issues of values, ethics, and morality; and (3) an understanding of the interaction of faith, intellectual inquiry, and social responsibility. Religious programs also provide an institutional forum for dialogue between representatives of the religious and the secular. While church-related institutions may state a preference for a particular faith or church, public institutions cannot give any preferential treatment to a particular religion or faith. Provisions for religious programs on a public campus must be made through cooperation with noncampus agencies that may legally provide such services and programs. In addition to religious services and activities, institutions may provide counseling services to promote spiritual or religious growth. Private institutions may provide facilities to suit the purpose of a religious group, but public campuses that provide space for a specific religious group must be reimbursed for its expenses. Additional standards and guidelines are presented for staff, activities, facilities, and finances. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Campus Ministry
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